15 Movie References on Gilmore Girls 

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15 Movie References on Gilmore Girls 

15 Movie References on Gilmore Girls 

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It’s been a few months since Gilmore Girls was unleashed on Netflix, so I hope you got a chance to watch all the wonderful banter, wordplay, and cleverness from our favorite gals from Stars Hollow, Connecticut. If you’re a fan of Gilmore Girls, then you know that there’s a number of movie references peppered throughout the whole series. Here are 15 movie references on Gilmore Girls.

  • Boogie Nights (From Season 1 Episode 7 – “Kiss and Tell”)

Dean: So at what point does the outsider get to suggest a movie for movie night?

Rory: That depends. What movie are you thinking of?

Dean: I don’t know — Boogie Nights, maybe?

Rory: You’ll never get it past Lorelai.

Dean: Not a Marky Mark fan?

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  • Shoah (From Season 3, Episode 5 – “Eight O’Clock at the Oasis” and Season 5, Episode 4 – “Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too”).

The nine-hour documentary about the Holocaust.

  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (From Season 1 Episode 7 – “Kiss and Tell”).

Rory and Lorelai have a movie night and they watch Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory with Rory’s boyfriend Dean.

  • The Sixth Sense (From Season 1, Episode 5 – “Cinnamon’s Wake”). 

Rory:  Philadelphia?  If you could live in any city in the world, you’d pick Philadelphia?

Lane:  M. Night Shyamalan lives there.

Rory:  Who?

Lane:  The guy who directed the Sixth Sense.

Rory:  But what would you do there?

Lane:  Hang out with M. Night Shyamalan.

  • Star Wars (From Season 6, Episode 2 – “Fight Face”).
  • Saturday Night Fever (From Season 2, Episode 3 – “Red Light on the Wedding Night”).
  • Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, and Kill Bill (From Season 4, Episode 5 – “The Fundamental Things Apply”).

Rory and her casual boyfriend Logan go to a Quentin Tarantino themed college party at Yale.

  • Good Morning Vietnam (From Season 4, Episode 11 – “In the Clamor and the Clangor”)
  • Endless Love (From Season 2, Episode 6 – “Presenting Lorelai Gilmore”)

Lorelai: to Christopher about the ball) Now, I know that you would rather sit through Endless Love than ever be a part of this scene again.

Endless Love is a movie about teenagers who fall in love and become very obsessive about each other.

  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (From Season 6, Episode 5 – “We’ve Got Magic to Do”)

Rory: Wow, you did it. You brought me the head of Alfredo Garcia.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia was a 1974 movie directed by Sam Peckinpah and written by Frank Kowalski about a local piano player who, in the hopes of making some fast cash, intercepts the head of Alfredo Garcia.

  • Lord of the Rings (From Season 4, Episode 3 – “The Hobbit, the Sofa and Digger Stiles”).

Lorelai throws a Lord of the Rings themed party, as her first job for her new catering company with Sookie. A young Victoria Justice appears briefly in the episode too.

  • Girl, Interrupted (From Season 2, Episode 22 – “I Can’t Get Started”).

Lorelai: Sookie, you cannot walk down the aisle to that. Seasons in the Sun? Cat’s in the Cradle? Don’t Cry Out Loud? Sookie, do you even like Jackson?

Rory: Sookie. How about Lane and I come up with a few more suggestions for you? Still melodic, but not quite as “Girl, Interrupted.”

Check out every movie reference on Gilmore Girls below (via tookieclothespins.tumblr.com):

16 Candles (6×06)
2000 Year Old Man (2×15)
2001 (1×15)
3 Days (2×12)
8 Mile (6×12)
9 1/2 Weeks (1×07)
AI (2×03)
Alive (4×11)
All About Eve (2×19)
All the President’s Men (6×18, 7×07)
American Gigolo (6×18)
Amistad (4×19)
An Affair to Remember (1×17, 4×06, 6×13, 7×02)
Animal House (1×05)
Annie Hall (2×21, 3×05)
Apocaplypse Now (5×02)
Arthur (2×19)
Attica (2×15, 5×05)
Autumn in New York (2×15)
Babe (2×12, 2×19)
Babe II (2×19)
Bambi (2×12)
Banger Sisters (3×04)
Basic Instinct (2×22)
Batman (7×19)
Battlestar Galactica, (7×02)
Beautiful Mind (7×16)
Ben Hur (2×10, 3×05)
Benji (4×05)
Bewitched (6×02)
Billy Jack (2×04, 3×19)
Blades of Glory (7×19)
Blood on the Highway (5×05)
Blue Crush (3×05)
Bonnie & Clyde (4×05)
Boogie Nights (1×07)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (7×02)
Breakfast Club, The (6×16)
Breaking Away (6×01)
Bride of Chucky (7×09)
Brigadoon (2×22)
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (6×05)
Bringing Up Baby (2×09)
Brokeback Mountain (6×16)
Bugsy Malone (6×17)
Bull Durham (2×12, 5×01)
Bye Bye Birdie (2×15)
Byron (7×20)
Cabaret (1×18)
Cabin Boy (2×19)
California Suite (7×03)
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2×04)
Casablanca (4×05, 7×04, 7×10)
Champ, The (1×17)
Charlie’s Angel’s Full Throttle
Chico & the Man (6×18)
Chinatown (2×04, 4×05)
Citizen Kane (4×06)
Cocktail (2×19)
Cocoon (2×09)
Coming Home (2×07)
Cool Hand Luke (5×05)
Courtship of Eddie’s Father, The (3×03)
Crimes & Misdemeanours (2×19)
Crossroads (3×19)
Crucible, The (1×07)
Damned, The (2×02)
Dances with Wolves (2×12, 5×05, 7×04)
Dangerous Liaisons (7×05)
Das Boot (7×20)
DaVinci Code, The (5×02)
Dead Calm (7×20)
Deerhunters, The (1×04)
Delovely (6×07)
Desperately Seeking Susan (2×19)
Detective, The (2×19)
Dick Tracy (1×21)
Dig (6×10)
Diner (2×17, 4×05)
Dirty Dancing (7×16)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2×07, 3×01)
Dog Day Afternoon (6×06)
Dr. Dolittle (2×10)
Driving Miss Daisy (2×17, 7×04)
Deuce Bigalow (6×04)
Dumbo (2×12)
Easter Parade
Ed Wood
Edward Scissorhands
Electric Boogaloo (2×12)
Endless Love (2×06)
Endless Summer (4×16)
Enter the Dragon (7×02)
Erin Brockovich (3×05)
Everest (1×13)
Exorcist, The (7×02)
Fair Pentitent, The (1×07)
Fame (3×19)
Farenheit 911 (7×02)
Fast & the Furious, The 1, 2 & 3 (7×01)
Fatal Attraction (2×14)
Fatso (4×12)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Fiddler on the Roof (1×15, 2×11)
Final Destination 1, 2 & 3 (6×17)
Flashdance
Fletch (2×19)
Fly, The (1×6)
Footloose (6×18)
For Keeps
Forty-Year-Old Virgin
Freaky Friday (2×07, 3×01)
Fried Green Tomatoes (1×09)
From Here to Eternity (2×13, 7×02)
Funny Face (7×04)
Funny Girl
GxIx Jane (1×17)
Gaslight (1×18, 4×20)
Ghostbusters (2×13)
GI Jane (4×04)
Gigi (5×01)
Girl, Interrupted (2×22)
Glitter (2×08, 3×19)
Godfather, The
Gone with the Wind (1×09)
Good Morning Vietnam (4×11)
Good Night & Good Luck (6×14)
Good Ship Lollipop (1×06)
Goonies, The (1×02)
Gray Gardens (4×05)
Grease (1×18, 2×04)
Great Santini (1×02)
Grease (4×12)
Grinch Who Stole Christmas, The
Hairspray (3×06)
Hamlet (7×15)
Hannibal Lector Movies (1×18)
Hardbodies (4×05)
Harold & Maude (2×12)
Harvey (2×14)
Heathers, The (7×11)
Heidi (4×02)
High Noon (3×04)
His Girl Friday (4×05, 6×05, 7×17)
Hitch (7×17)
Hoosiers (3×15)
Hudson Hawk (2×12)
Ice Castles (1×07)
Inconvenient Truth, An (7×08)
Inherit the wind (2×15)
Into the Woods (3×15)
Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (6×16)
Ironweed (7×08)
Ishtar (1×17)
It Happened One Night (4×05)
James Bond Movies (7×01)
Jarhead (7×01)
Jerk, The (2×12)
Joe vsx the Volcano (7×10)
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (7×16)
Julia (2×13)
Karate Kid (7×02)
Ken Burns Boring Sod Documentary that I couldn’t find (7×07)
Kill Bill (4×05)
Kujo (4×05)
Lady & the Tramp (1×15)
Lake House, The (7×02, 7×17)
Last Tango in Paris (5×05)
Legend of Bagger Vance, The (2×02)
Les Miserables (3×15)
Little House on the Prairie (4×05)
Little Man Tate (6×17)
Little Rascals, The (1×15)
Lord of the Rings (2×15)
Love in the Afternoon (3×15)
Love Story (1×16)
Mad About Ballroom (6×04)
Magnolia (1×07)
Marathon Man (3×04)
March of the Penguins, The (6×02, 6×21, 6×14)
Mary Poppins (6×16, 6×22)
Mask, The (1×12, 6×09)
Master & Commander (5×03)
Matrix, The (1×21, 4×02)
Midnight Express (1×09, 2×04)
Midsummer Night’s Dream (7×10)
Milton, John (7×20)
Misery (6×21)
Mission Impossible (1×15)
Moment by Moment (2×06)
Mommie Dearest (1×01, 4×03)
Money Pit, The (2×18, 3×20)
Monster (4×15)
Moose Murders (3×06)
Music Man, The (1×14)
Mystic Pizza (2×09)
National Velvet (4×05)
Norma Rae (6×06, 7×08)
Not Without my Daughter (2×01)
Officer & a Gentleman (5×05)
Old Yeller (1×17)
Open Water (7×20)
Out of Africa (1×18)
Paper Moon
Parent Trap, The (4×20)
Passion of the Christ (5×08)
Philadelphia Story
Pippi Longstocking (5×05)
Pleasantville (7×06)
Poseidon Adventure, The (4×05)
Postman, The (2×12)
Power of Myth, The
Primary Colors (6×09)
Princess Bride, The (2×19)
Producers (3×06)
Psycho (3×05, 6×17)
Purple Rain (2×11, 6×22, 7×07)
Pursuit of Happyness, The (7×17)
Rainman (2×07, 3×05)
Rent (7×10)
Reversal of Fortune (3×01)
Richard III (7×15)
Riding the Bus with my Sister (6×04)
Risky Business (2×16, 6×04)
River Wild The (2×19)
Rocky Horror Picture Show, The
Room With A View (5×02)
Rosemary’s Baby (1×01, 2×12)
Sabrina (2×13)
Saint Elmo’s Fire (5×09)
Sandra Oh (7×02)
Saturday Night Fever (2×03)
Saw II (6×16)
Schindler’s List (1×02, 6×16)
Seventh Samurai (2×19)
Shaft (1×07)
Shakespeare in Love (6×22)
Shallow Hal (7×02)
Shane (3×02)
Shanghai Express (7×02)
Shoah (3×05, 5×04)
Showgirls (4×05)
Silent Movie (2×15)
Singing in the Rain
Sixteen Candles (1×09)
Sleeping Beauty (1×07)
Snakes on a Plane (7×04)
Snow Dogs (2×19)
Sophie’s Choice (2×19)
Sound of Music, The (2×06,7×03)
Space Odyssey (7×09)
Speed (7×02)
Star Wars (6×02)
Sting, The (2×19)
Streetcar Named Desire, A (1×14)
Taboo Broadway Show (6×13)
Taxi Driver (4×10)
Terms of Endearment (2×19)
Them (2×03)
This is Spinal Tap (3×19)
Thomas Crown Affaird, The (2×10)
Titanic (7×20)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre (4×05)
Turning Point (6×22)
Untouchables, The (2×18)
Urban Cowboy (2×19)
Valley of the Dolls (4×10)
View from the Top (7×02)
Waiting for Godot (2×18)
Wall Street (4×04)
Way We Were, The (1×07)
Welcome to the Dollhouse (6×05)
West Side Story (1×01, 3×04)
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (2×19)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1×17)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1×07, 5×09)
Wizard of Oz (6×11, 1×10, 2×09, 6×08)
Working Girl (6×05)
Xanadu (5×12)
Yearling, The (2×19)
Young Frankenstein (2×13)
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (1×15)

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